Saturday, May 9, 2009

Substitute for aviation fuel

Global warming is assuming dangerous proportions necessitating quicker remedial measures by various nations and the alarm bell is ringing, but there is hope. Research by a Michigan Tech University-based team highlights a whopping 84% reduction in carbon emission can be achieved by the use of Jet fuel from camelina seeds from the Mediterranean , which provides an ideal alternative to quickly reduce carbon emission by aviation with no loss of fuel performance. This was once used as industrial oil after the industrial revolution. The camelina seeds naturally contain a high quality edible oil content and low saturated fat. Also this plant requires very little water and less fertilizer and is a good rotation crop with wheat. Jatropha is another alternative crop in this direction. The State of Montana expects to provide its entire crop of 2009 for aviation fuel. Algae and switchgrass are already being considered as biofuel crops.
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4 comments on "Substitute for aviation fuel"

nsiyer on May 10, 2009 at 12:46 AM said...

Nice to see you interested in environment protection. Great!

G.Kannan on May 10, 2009 at 1:46 AM said...

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Harry on May 11, 2009 at 11:57 AM said...

Today we need to act immediately and this discovery should be the starting point in yet another milestone in biofuel revolution.

G.Kannan on May 11, 2009 at 5:00 PM said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on it.



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